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Potential vaccine for the novel coronavirus promises relief but key questions shadow effort

Angelica Resendiz, a registered nurse with the Malheur County Health Department shows one of the syringes used to deliver flu vaccine. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

ONTARIO – Health officials will remain locked in a long struggle to tame Covid until a vaccine is developed and distributed, but even then, the virus will likely continue to sicken and kill people, according to Malheur County’s top health official.

National health leaders and the Trump administration continue to clash over the effectiveness of a vaccine and when it will be ready but down in the trenches of the Covid biological war front-line leaders continue rear-guard actions to reduce infections and deaths.

“It is how can we lose the fewest amount of people until we can get to the other side – a vaccine,” said Sarah Poe, Malheur County Health . . .